Delta Waterfowl Launches Advocacy Service
Make your point — to the people who need to hear it.
With the launch of a new online advocacy service, Delta Waterfowl members now have easy access to the decision-makers who affect the future of waterfowl and waterfowl hunting.
The new online service, called “Make Your Voice Count,” allows members and other interested hunters to better understand the issues that affect them. Users can receive action alerts, comment on legislation and evaluate administrative actions. With a few clicks of a mouse, service users can send a letter to the appropriate policymakers to let them where they stand on an issue. The service is free.
Wetlands Get a Boost in Alberta
A new funding source for local wetland restoration has opened in Alberta.
The province has officially recognized the County of Vermilion River (CVR) as a wetland restoration agency. The designation authorizes the county to access provincial mitigation money for restoration of wetlands within municipal boundaries. It's the first time a county in Alberta has received this distinction.
High-Octane Wood Duck House
15 top stock car drivers signed a prized raffle item
It was just another birdhouse: Rough-hewn pinewood boards fastened together with screws and a drilled four-inch oval opening on the front.
And then Kerry Earnhardt signed it. So did his brother, Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Kasey Kahne, too. And Jeff Gordon, Michael Waltrip, Clint Bowyer, Mark Martin, Carl Edwards, Rusty Wallace, Matt Kenseth, 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Brad Keselowski, Ryan Blaney, Will Power, Sam Hornish Jr. and Paul Wolfe.
The signatures are a veritable who's who of top stock car drivers. The nest box that began as a woodshop project meant to incubate duck eggs is now an incredible one-of-a-kind sports memorabilia collector's item.
'Melee' Hen Houses Waiting For Mallards
More than 20 new hen houses, installed near Minnedosa, Manitoba, are ready and waiting for the start of the breeding season in the Canadian "duck factory." These nesting structures, installed as part of Delta Waterfowl's annual Melee In The Marsh, are one of the most effective ways to improve nest success. Hen houses are occupied almost exclusively by mallards.
The Melee, held March 21, pitted two teams in a fun race to see who could install the most hen houses in the quickest time. Conditions for this year's event, sponsored by Federal Premium Ammunition, were challenging. Deep snow pushed the contestants to their physical limit. By the end of the competition, the Speed Shok Stompers took the championship by 14 minutes over the Black Cloud Brawlers.
Late Spring Sets Plate for Duck Smorgasbord
A recent blanket of fresh snow in the north is playing havoc with cabin fever sufferers. Duck hunters may feel some relief, however, thanks to a dose of optimism for heavier game straps this fall.
On the heels of a blizzard that buried large portions of North Dakota under as much as 20 inches of snow, Delta Waterfowl vice president of conservation, Joel Brice, is more bullish on the prospects for the coming breeding season.
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